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Re: Movies to see before you die..

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Re: Movies to see before you die..

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Well done mate, one of the all time classics

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Must See:

Band of Brothers

The Pacific

All John Wayne color westerns.  Big Jake, Chisum, El Dorado, Rio Bravo.

An unknown one was Thirteenth Floor.  Not a must see but interesting...

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hey ... ALL duke movies are must see. all of them.

seriously, longest day has an all-star cast. very early appearance of sean connery ... great movie but B&W

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Shop around, It is awesome in colour.

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Cool.

TBH, though, I have an appreciation for b&w movies. And The Longest Day is one that I think helps explain it. The scenes where Richard Burton's character has to deal with the Nazi's after his plane is shot down is cinema at its finest. The movie relies upon Burton's acting skills and he comes through big time - especially the part where the GI comes across him and gives him a cigarette. Those are scenes that should only be seen in B&W.

To Kill a Mockingbird with Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, also, is a B&W only movie. For the same reasons: the movie is 100% dependent upon the vernacular skills of the actors; there is no dependence upon filmatic realism or special effects.

By comparison, the movie A Few Good Men could only have been better had it been in b&w. When he is on the stand, Nicholson's facial color, and even Cruise's seeming paleness just before he dares to challenge Nicholson, to me, distract from the facial flinches and overall physiological tension that should be in the scene. Also, if you consider Demi Moore's character, because the film is in color, we are totally lost in her beauty. The problem is that her character is meant to be a soft, Jungian anima. Yes, she is incredibly smart - but she is what Carl Jung would call the anima of the story and black and white film would have better highlighted a soft glow of a motherly figure. Color doesn't ruin the movie by any means, but I think it would have been better in black and white.

lol ... But for all that, I am now curious to see The Longest Day in Color.

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Yeah love that scene

" what do you notice about that German over there.....he's got his boots on the wrong feet"

I agree that films now rely more on CGI than an actor's ability on the whole and if you can achieve both you create a rare thing indeed (Gravity springs to mind)

There is a Clouzot movie called "wages of fear" that could only ever be in B&W, which is a true masterclass of acting ability and probably my favourite movie of all time, although I hate to make lists because there is so much awesome stuff out there.

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Seriously, Stanley Kubrick - everything.

Coen Brothers - mostly everything

Let the Right One in - the original

Leon, Nikita - original
Heat - rewatched recently, the perfect film.

Kill Bill 1+2

No Country For Old Men - future classic

Copland

There will be Blood

Jacob's Ladder

Fargo

One Flew Over the Cuckoos nest

The Sting

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Fight Club

American History X

Kung Fu Hustle

Chopper - Eric Bana

Dawn of the Dead - original

Misery

Conan the Barbarian

Platoon

Predator !!!!

Goonies, E.T, Wizard of Oz

Monty Python films

Akira, Ghost in the Shell (series pretty much predicts the future!), Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D

Princess Mononoke, Grave of the Fireflies

Zatoichi, Seven Samurai, Shogun Assassin

Blade Runner

Bro there is so much gold out there i could go on for days. And look toward foreign cinema, so many good stories, its why Hollywood has to remake/steal most of them. Yea, movie night at my house is awwwwesome

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best movie ever on regular tv

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